Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The twee-est of skirts

Skirt & Tank: Gap; Sweater, leggings: Old Navy;
Shoes; Me Too

A while back I mentioned how in cleaning out my closet I had some skirts that I was thinking about getting rid of- this is one of them. It's a bit, uh, youthful seeming. It also had a few other problems related to length and weird seems causing it to stick out a bit at the sides, but those seem to have dissipated mostly as it now sits lower on my body. Plus, this skirt over leggings is a lot different than over bare legs- so much so that I am quite pleased I kept it and totally love it! Yes, it's still very twee and isn't exactly a winter outfit, but it's fun and got me wearing something new and different. The leggings? Um, they may or may not actually be gym leggings.

See how pretty it is though?

Apparently it is going to be a very long work week, but I've got some fun social plans coming up so I'm in a great mood!
Obligatory twirly shot:

construction, next 100 miles

Sweater: Filene's Basement; Shirt: H&M;
Slacks: Gap; Shoes: Target;

I've had this sweater for a few years, and I'm not sure if it was always this short but it's just way too short. However, layering it over a button-down seems to be the perfect solution! I love the preppy look anyway, and this of course protects more of my skin from the terror of non-cotton sweaters. This one isn't so bad actually- it's Merino and is light enough in weight that I wasn't melting by the end of the day.

Monday was another class ring day! This one is from College. Unfortunately one of the side stones is missing- I think that's actually the reason I stopped wearing it.

The best part of my ring is that my major is listed on it! See how it says 'Math' in that delicate little script? Awesome! Oh, and don't you like my nail polish? so subtle and refined :D It's completely ludicrous and I absolutely love it!

I think it makes my sparkly zebra stripe shoes seem subtle!

Kitty pin day! Still using a safety pin. It's alarming how often safety pins make their way into my wardrobe....

false sense

Jacket: Banana Republic; Shirt: NY&Co;
Jeans: Gap; Shoes: Madden Girl

Friday outfit. Extra fun for Girl's Night Out that evening! I had been planning on changing into flats after work because I knew these shoes would not bee the wisest choice for tromping through downtown Cincinnati, but the oh-so-nice repair man who came to fix my fireplace was so enamored with my shoes, it feel into false sense of security. I think his comments that he missed that women no longer wore heels (wait- what?) inspired me a little too much and I never did change into sensible flats.

My poor, poor feet! I was standing all night and am waaaaaay out of practice! But hey, I at least looked good. I loved the bright shiny teal in contrast to the rich soft orange of the jacket. I'm a sucker for cute shoes I guess.

I wore my watch all day long- I think it's just the right wrist I need to leave naked for work.

I loved having my shirt collar flared out over my jacket- that style always make me think of the 70's and hipsters like Charlie's Angels.

My new haircut responds quite well to the big curling iron- go Noelle!

invisible jess

So I've been falling a bit behind in blogging, though I have been managing to take some pictures! Here I actually didn't have time to take my usual shots, but realized if I was at least neat about it I could easily take a pic of my outfit on the bed!
I love this pin and think it looks great on a blazer. This pin, much like my purple sparkly flower pin, is pretty heavy so I feel pretty limited in how I can wear it. I'll have to keep weight in mind whenever I look to buy more pins!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Socks away!

Sweater, skirt: Old Navy; Shirt: Express;
Socks: Target; Necklace: Laila Rowe;
Flats: Chinese Laundry; Boots: Kamik

I've seen a few people sporting super long wooly socks and they always look great, so when I saw a pair in Target a few weeks back I couldn't resist! I think the proportions are better with boots vs. flats, but the only boots I own which would work are my rain boots- so I guess I looked my best during my lunchtime walk with Madison!

I left this picture uncropped because I'm a sucker for my pup- I think it's hysterical when you see that little peek of her looking sullen. She got all excited when I grabbed the boots, because boots = outside time!

For some reason I got the urge to wear my high school class ring. Isn't it gloriously class-ringy? I have one from college too :P The sides show the two sports I played in HS: tennis and softball. I was terrible at both! They were a ton of fun though, and no one seemed to mind my lack of abilities. Softball away games were the best- what high schooler doesn't love a trip to McDonald's?

I acquired some new nail polish recently- this is from OPI's suede collection. I love it! It dries really fast and you don't use a top cost with it, and it is very easy to apply and generally user friendly. I would like to grab a few more of the shades from this collection- I wonder if I can find them in a store....

I thought the yellow beads would be a nice complement to my ridic green socks!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The power pout

Sweater: the one non-cotton sweater I own that does not make me want to
rip my limbs off. Cashmere, from somewhere....

So here I am, dashing upstairs over the last few moments of lunchtime to take my blog pictures and what have do I see on the bed? Why nothing other than the power pout:

I unfortunately did not have time to take Maddy for a walk and cruelly refused to let her tackle the nice man who came to replace some old rusty valve thingy on our gas line, so she was forced do nothing other than pout the fiercest pout I have seen in ages. Poor thing! I tried to making it up to her by taking some pictures of us posing together- she's working on her Vogue look. What do you think?

Monday, November 30, 2009

frizzy beast no more

Jacket: Gap; Shirt: F21;
Pants: NY&Co; Shoes: Me Too

Hello there! I hope those of you in the states had a fine Thanksgiving holiday, and everyone else had a good week :) work got a little crazy for me, and then we went to NY for the week to see my family, so that should put to rest any concerns that maybe I wasn't posting due to falling down some giant well somewhere.

While in NY with my family we celebrated an early Hanukkah, and I received the #1 thing on my list from my parents- a heart rate monitor watch! Yes, I am kind of a dork. But a well documented dork :P Here it is in all it's glory:

Expect to see it a bit more this week! Also expect looser shirts as it requires a chest strap and I want to avoid an unsightly bulges.

If my hair were not in the way, you could easily see how I paired my ultra fun sparkly purple flower pin with my purple pirate shirt.

But mostly you just see my hair- luckily it is in much better shape! I got a haircut while home and it is making a big difference!

A fun shirt calls for fun earrings.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rehearsal dress

I bought this dress about 2.5 years ago for my wedding rehearsal dinner and I haven't worn it since, so it's exciting to break it back out! I didn't really know how to wear it then, and was really tired and rushed so I just threw on my flip flops and threw my hair up in a bun and called it a day. I was so uber coiffed on my actual wedding day though I think it balanced out. I really think the belting adds a lot to this dress- it's probably not the best shape for me but the belt makes it work! I think it looks best without the sweater, but it's just too cold right now- look for it in the warmer weather solo!

This picture of me elicits one reaction: pale arms FTW!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bouncy bouncy

Cardigan: Old Navy; Shirt: Banana Republic;
Pants; NY&Co; Shoes: Nine West

I have several pair of shoes at this all important mid-height, but for some reason I haven't been wearing them. They were all perfect for when I was working in an office but now that I'm home I can wear my most impractical shoes! Mostly they are summer shoes, but these slings backs are more of a warm weather shoe being closed toe and velvet.

I cleaned these earrings this morning so they look nicer. Not that you can really tell because I couldn't get a good picture. Someone seemed convinced that it was the perfect time to jump around on the bed.

She may look like she's lounging, but really she's like a coiled spring ready to pounce!

She says taking pictures sucks- let's go for a walk!

Who am I to disagree with the princess? Time for a walk!

Monday, November 16, 2009

insert title here

Jacket: Banana Republic; Polo: Old Navy;
Jeans & Scarf: Gap; Shoes; Rocket Dog

I really hate it when I forget to add titles to my post. Just had to say that :P

This was a comfy Fall outfit- perfect for taking a pup out for a lunch-time walk! I've had these jeans for a-g-e-s, but have not worn them in almost as long. They have no stretch to them so it's quite an adjustment from my normal jean wearing experience.

Somehow they still have managed to become totally frayed in the back- it gives them character!

This scarf is super duper soft and oh-so pretty! It is also not at all itchy.

For a change I decided to wear this big cocktail ring. It's the only such ring I own, and always make me want to get more. It does not agree with pants pockets all the time though :P

Friday, November 13, 2009

Something Different

Jacket: Gap; Jeans: Old Navy;
Black shirt: Express (ooooooooold);
Shoes: Chinese Laundry; Necklace: Laila Rowe

I think this is a bit of a departure from my normal style. I was going for different and comfortable and I feel like I hit both- I certainly am comfy today! This shirt is old. OMG is it old. Express Blues old. But it seems to have held up pretty well so way to go Express! The picture above was highly doctored as the light turned out to be terrible- so apologies if it looks kind of off.

Here you can see the actual colors in my top and necklace better.

Lets all just pretend my right shoe looks exactly like my left shoe.

Have a great weekend everyone! We're going to take the Madinator out for a little hike today- should be fun all around.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cardigan: Old Navy; Sweater: Banana Republic;
Pants: NY & Co; Shoes: Me Too;
Scarf: I totally forgot- my mom bought it for me :)

Hmmmmm. The lighting was not so great today and the camera battery was threatening to run out at any moment so I kind of rushed- hopefully the picture above isn't terrible! I thought ti was high time for another scarf day. And a pin! Because I love this pin and it goes great with purple. And yellow. And clothes.

Here is my pretty purple pin! I actually did not pin it through the scarf but it's hugging the material. More like a semi-death grip actually. It slowly slides down over time but not enough to be worrisome. I just have to adjust it every once in awhile. Actually, that may be more due to the fact that it just pulls the whole side of the scarf down. Anywho- I'm trying to not keep my house like a sauna- some nonsense about heating bills being too high- so the scarf and cardigan combo are working out awesomely for me. I predict many more scarves in the coming cold months!

Another bracelet! this one is a long time favorite of mine. It has an extra set of giraffes though- why are giraffes so special? Also a gift from mom :)

Super awesome comfy shoes. Nuff said.

And here I am in all my frizzy glory! We got a food scale so it's been nothing but thrills and chills here! It actually is very handy and kind of entertaining :)